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Shutdown: GOP Blocks Amendment Over Trump Properties

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Shutdown: GOP Blocks Amendment Over Trump Properties

House GOP leaders will not be allowing votes this week over a Democrat proposal over properties owned by President Trump.

Many Democrats previously filed amendments to a government spending package set to be reviewed this week that would ensure that President Trump is not personally gaining wealth by the federal government.

Representatives Steve Cohen (Democrat-Tennessee.) and Ted Lieu (Democrat-California) proposed a measure to prohibit any federal funds from being spent at any Trump-owned business.

Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff also introduced a similar bill.

The House Rules Committee, although, declined to “greenlight” on any proposals.

In a statement, Cohen said, “It is shameful that Republicans are allowing Trump to profit off the Presidency. History will look back on the President’s actions as a brazen violation of our Constitution.”

This comes in response to the Secret Service reporting, in August, that they are over budget and cannot afford to pay more than 1,000 agents.

Trump routinely makes trips to his estates in Florida and New Jersey, and his large family constantly needs protection.

The Secret Service reportedly paid $60,000 in golf cart rentals, as well as $15,000 for Trump’s family to stay at the Trump hotel in Vancouver for its grand opening.

The House Rules Committee also declined to allow votes on amendments submitted by Democrats and one Republican to keep intact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program Trump just recently ended that shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Multiple Democrats, including Representatives Julia Brownley (California), Joseph Crowley (New York), Gerry Connolly (Virginia) and Schiff, proposed amendments that would prohibit the Trump administration from deporting DACA recipients.

What are your thoughts on? Should the Secret Service cut off Trump? Do you think Trump is using his presidency to make a profit?

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Credit: The Hill

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